Ok, so I know I’m like five years late to the Pandora party, but now that I’m here, I’m in love.
For the two of you left who don’t know (hi mom! hi dad!), it’s this internet thing that makes radio stations based on songs/artists you like. For example, I heart Ingrid Michaelson, so I made a station named, “Ingrid Michealson station” and now Pandora plays me songs either by her, or songs that are similar to hers. I also have an Audio Adrenaline station, a Sublime station and, of course, a Ke$sha station.
I’m diverse like that.
And, the best part of this particular internet thing is that there’s an app for that. On my Droid.
My new favorite habit is falling asleep while listening to my Ingrid Michealson station with head phones. I feel a little like a 12-year-old who just discovered that every song is actually about me and my life, and I just can’t suck in enough of it.
It’s kind of awesome.
And I’m really excited because it introduces me to new music. Like this song by Griffin House.
My favorite line is “You don’t need to change a thing about you babe. I’m telling you, from where I sit, you’re one of a kind.” It inspires me to use the word “babe” much more often.
Anyway, so ya, I love Pandora. And today I was going to go run errands and I was all “I LOVE PANDORA! So, I shall listen to it while I walk through Meijer.”
I’ve never been that person who has headphones on while I skim the sunglasses rack, (I kind of actually hate that person, because seriously, can you not move so I can get by. Oh, you can’t hear me asking you to move, can you? Dork). But then, I thought, what the hey, this could be fun.
That’s how addictions work. They start making it seem OK to do things that you once thought were totally out of your realm.
But I couldn’t even get to that point because just as I was going into Meijer, Pandora on my phone craped out and started telling me it was “having technical difficulties.”
So I had to walk around stupid Meijer listening to the pre-approved music on the overhead speakers.
How did I ever live that last 27.5 years of my life like that?